Mantra
Mantra Man"tra, n. [Skr.] A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm. [India] [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the Hindoos each caste and tribe has a mantra peculiar to itself; as, the mantra of the Brahmans. --Balfour (Cyc. of India). [1913 Webster]


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  • MANTRA — Les mantras, formules sacrées à usage liturgique, rituel, spirituel ou magique, jouent un rôle essentiel dans la tradition socio religieuse indienne, de l’époque védique (face=F0019 漣 IIe millénaire) à nos jours et, avec le bouddhisme, ils se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Mantra — mantra. (Del sánscr. mantra, literalmente, pensamiento ). m. En el hinduismo y en el budismo, sílabas, palabras o frases sagradas, generalmente en sánscrito, que se recitan durante el culto para invocar a la divinidad o como apoyo de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • mantra — MÁNTRA s. f. inv. (în brahmanism) formulă sacră. (< fr. mantra) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN  mántra s. f., g. d. art. mántrei; pl. mántra Trimis de gall, 22.07.2008. Sursa: DOOM 2 …   Dicționar Român

  • mantra — UK US /ˈmæntrə/ noun [C] ► a word or phrase that is often repeated and that expresses something that people believe in: » Think global, act local is a powerful mantra for the 21st century …   Financial and business terms

  • mantra — 1808, that part of the Vedas which contains hymns, from Skt. mantra s sacred message or text, charm, spell, counsel, lit. instrument of thought, related to manyate thinks, from PIE root *men to think (see MIND (Cf. mind) (n.)). Sense of special… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mantra — s. m. [Filosofia, Religião] No hinduísmo e no budismo, fórmula (palavra ou expressão) que se pronuncia repetidamente e que visa alcançar um estado de relaxamento, contemplação e meditação.   ‣ Etimologia: sânscrito mantra, pensamento …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • mantra — mȁntra ž DEFINICIJA rel. 1. obredni sveti vedski tekst; pripisuje mu se osobita, magična moć 2. ritualna i mistična formula, sastavljena od više slogova koja se višekratno ponavlja i služi kao instrument meditacije u hinduizmu i budizmu… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • mantra — originally a term in Hinduism and Buddhism for a word or phrase repeated as an aid to meditation, is now used much more often in the extended sense ‘a statement or slogan repeated frequently’, with connotations of tedium or scepticism: • Doctors… …   Modern English usage

  • mantra — (Del sánscr. mantra, literalmente, pensamiento ). m. En el hinduismo y en el budismo, sílabas, palabras o frases sagradas, generalmente en sánscrito, que se recitan durante el culto para invocar a la divinidad o como apoyo de la meditación …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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